Arnaud's

4.6
4932 reviews
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Creole
Often said the most beautiful dining room in New Orleans, Arnaud's offers the quintessential New Orleans dining experience.
Remaining true to its traditions and courtesies, Arnaud's has served exceptional Creole cuisine for nearly 100 years. Our award winning Creole menu includes both classic and inventive dishes.

Serving dinner nightly and Brunch with Live Dixieland Jazz on Sundays.

Arnaud's Main Dining Room is one of four dining options in the Arnaud's Family.
Arnaud's Jazz Bistro, Arnaud's Main Dining Room and the Arnaud's French 75 Bar are all located within one complex (entrances on Bienville Street).
Remoulade, the casual side of Arnaud's (does not accept reservations), is located around the corner on Bourbon Street.
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San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrating our daughters graduation from college. We were put in the Bacchus room with a table for 9. What an amazing dinner. Great service and food. Made for an unforgettable experience. Thanks to all.

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RH
Dallas
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a must when in New Orleans. Book airfare, then book Arnaud's.

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Orlando
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A real gem in the heart of the French Quarter. The ambience in here is stunning. The restaurant is 100 years old and decorated very classy. The service was incredible. Our table was attended to so frequently, with the staff assuring that we were enjoying our food and our drinks were full. We shared appetizers for our table, which were the crab claws, the asparagus Brie soup and the stuffed mushrooms. Needless to say, I cannot pick a favorite because all three were delicious. I had the Crabmeat Karen for dinner, which is lump crabmeat stuffed inside of a puff pastry shaped like a crab and sitting in a light cream sauce. It is the perfect balance on a plate and the cream sauce is very light so it does not weigh you down. To end our meal, we had the Chocolate Toffee Bomb; there were 4 of us and we split it. It was very good if you like sweet. At the end of our dinner, our server, Delia, who was amazing by the way, took us on a history tour of the restaurant, which ended at a set of stairs where you can go to a small Mardi Gras Museum tour for free. They had original costumes dating back to the Mardi Gras parades of yesteryear. It was very cool that this was an option after dinner. The food is fairly priced for the quality and service. This will be another spot that I frequent when I visit.

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KM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed every aspect! Outstanding service and food.

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JC
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Food was good but no wow factor like Brennan’s or Commander’s Palace. The highlight was meeting Augie the maitre d’ for the last 30 years. Steeped in tradition but didn’t meet my expectations. Sorry guys

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ME
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

My group was very excited to try Arnauds, being one of the oldest restaurants in the French Quarter. We spent an hour getting dolled up, since they have a very strict dress code, before heading over. After being seated, they brought us a crusty loaf of bread, with no knife. The expectation was that we "break bread" literally with our hands and get bread crumbs all over ourselves. When asked about it, this was the "experience/tradition", they wanted you to have. The appetizers were not good at all, especially the cold horseradish shrimp. For dinner I ordered the Filet Mignon, with Fried Twice Baked Potatos, and Creamed Spinach. The expectation with the filet, was also to cut it with your fork, and they would NOT supply you with a knife. The "potatoes", were really just fancy French Fries. The creamed spinach was just bland and boring! There was nothing that I tried that was good. After the M'Aitre De attended our table to see about our experience, I let him know about all the negative things, the cold food, the lack of Knives, the poor tasting food. Instead of comping food, or apologizing, he and the two servers decided to gather about 5 feet from our table look and point in our direction, discussing the negative experiences we had all just had. It was embarrassing, and horrific, and I would urge everyone to choose somewhere else to dine!

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BM
Richmond
15 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

While in New Orleans, I wanted to experience one legendary, traditional restaurant during my stay. I had never been to any of them. There are many to choose from in NO, but I chose Arnaud’s over the rest because of their ambiance and menu. I wasn’t disappointed. Their service is second to none. There are several tuxedo-clad guys roving the dining area to assure everything goes without a hitch, from a half full water glass to a crumb on the table. All seemed to be well experienced, calmly and efficiently taking care of every thing. The food was equal to the service. There are many menu items to choose from, and I don’t believe you could go wrong choosing any of them. I had the pecan crusted gulf fish and my wife had coquille St. Jacques (scallops). Both were outstanding. If there was one slight negative, it was our waiter. He talked so fast, it was difficult to understand what he was saying. The upside was, he basically just took our orders and brought the bill. The other dining room staff took care of the rest of the duties.

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Denver
68 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Classic Creole. An essential part of a visit to the French Quarter.
Everything was wonderful from the alligator sausage to bananas Foster.

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PC
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went there for Mother's Day dinner while visiting New Orleans. It was highly recommended and did not disappoint. Awesome restaurant.

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LS
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant and food! We were visiting New Orleans and had to return to this restaurant to complete our trip. Highly recommended.

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R
Chicago
53 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had Brunch on Mother's Day, just last Sunday. The quality of the food and drinks was outstanding. As appetizers we had the Shrimp bisque and the seafood gumbo, for main we had crepe Florentine and Petit filet Au Poivre... Strongly recommend you to try them. Last, but not least, we shared the Bananas Foster for 2. The service was impeccable and the music trio was excellent. I had a wonderful Mother's Day...Thanks

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MC
Houston
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

For a bucket list restaurant, Arnaud’s is average to say the most. Oysters Rockefeller: chopped spinach on the halfshell with a half tsp of hollandaise baked to a chunk on top. The veal was over cooked.
In a word: disappointing.

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S
Denver
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Classic New Orleans restaurant with classic New Orleans fare, Perfect for that special occasion, or to make an occasion special.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazingly good food and ever better service

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AF
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent on all counts. A must-do experience when in NOLA.

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G
San Antonio
12 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and great food. Be sure to stop in the bar before your meal and have a French 75.

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KC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 5

Server didn't offer us dessert. Barely spoke. No better than McDonalds. In contrast, Bourbon O bar, Justines, Napoleons was so much better!!!

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JM
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, great food, nice people.
Not to be missed in NOLA!

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D
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Classic New Orleans dining experience in a refined and authentic atmosphere. Food is wonderful, service is superb: wait staff are businesslike but congenial and attentive. Despite the Arnaud's best efforts to educate diners as to their dress code, several customers missed or ignored the message, making the experience a bit distracting for others.

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DH
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

A very elegant dining room, service was good but a bit odd, they seemed to think we had no experience with fine dining

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JP
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent overall. Ryan at the bar gave us a great history lesson about the place. Very special place for food and historically. Make the NOLA experience even better.

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Calgary
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience - service and food were both to notch. First time I. New Orleans and this seemed to be the place to experience the old New Orleans. It was everything we hoped it would d be.

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SC
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Really great atmosphere. Classically NOLA, but not touristy. Great table, good food & drinks and very nice service. Although they forgot to serve a few sides, they immediately removed from the check. would recommend for a more traditional meal in NOLA. Stop by French 75 Bar beforehand.

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A
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Classic New Orleans cuisine. Always worth the visit.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 5ambience 2

pass just mediocre wedding food at best

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PF
Omaha
19 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and service on a very busy evening during the annual music festival. Excellent seafood gumbo, fresh gulf fish simply prepared, and good deserts.

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B
New Orleans
59 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I enjoyed another outstanding dinner at Arnaud’s on May 1st. Great service, with excellent food preparation, and great desserts. Would strongly recommend to anyone living in or visiting New Orleans!

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c
Philadelphia
51 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There are many reasons Arnaud’s is still a top draw. It is simply perfection. When you walk in there you are made to feel special. Everyone is treated the same. Loved this place when I first visited years ago and loved it the other night.

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DG
Charlotte
27 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite restaurant in New Orleans. Never disappointed. Food, service and total experience always the best.

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PJ
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food & service was great. A little loud but not so you couldn't hear others at the table talking. We did the Prix Fix menu and it was great. The Pecan encrusted gulf fish (Drum) was outstanding as was the schnitzel. Shrimp and grits appetizer was also great. Service was attentive but not over bearing.

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JG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 1

We were a party of three. We were seating in a large room with mostly large groups. The noise level was so bad we had to leave. We could not talk to each other. The restaurant did not offer so seat us in a better location. This was not an enjoyable experience. It is not appropriate to have tables of two and three squeeze in among much larger parties.

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CF
Austin
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service! A little pricey but one of our favorites.

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OT
E. Tennessee
6 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

ALWAYS OUTSTANDING! Old New Orleans at it’s finest.

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G
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This turned out to be one of my best experiences in NewOrleans. Delicious food and very attentive and personable waiters.

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PJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Arnaud's doesn't need another glowing review. They know how food, services and ambiance work to make your dining out experience effortless and wonderful.

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TT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I must visit while in town. Sunday brunch was wonderful.

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OT
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding, as always.

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LW
New Orleans
10 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous as always!

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New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The food is very good but not good enough to justify the very high cost. gumbo great, but pompano duarte was a little bland, and a very small portion. for a very classy place, I was contantly bumped by service staff as they worked tables around us. they should separate the tables a little more. Also, I made this reservation weeks ago and they (like other restaurants on Open Table) always seem to put us near kitchen or entrance. never do we get a central, intimate location when we use Open Table.

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MH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

For an iconic restaurant the food was overall fair. We had to return a fish dish to the kitchen. So over-cooked it tasted like canned tuna fish. No apologies offered.

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